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So here we are at the Pages. Also identified as Princesses in some decks, I've also seen them called Elementals once as well. I find the Pages to be some of the more complex cards to understand, even though they represent the youngest, least mature aspects of either the person the reading focuses on or an inexperienced, untested person.
To cover the first aspect of the Pages, we have a young person- someone, perhaps a student, who is inexperienced but developing. There are correspondences between the court cards and the elements, as well- Pages correspond to the Earth element, Knights to Air, Queens to Water and Kings to Fire.
So to sum up the Pages- here we have a younger person, (some systems assign Pages and Knights based on gender, however I find this is somewhat arbitrary) inexperienced yet enthusiastic. If there are no young people in the reading, the Pages take on a curiously related but different meaning. Here we find an indication of a message or new information coming our way- the Page can represent a messenger. The term "Page" comes from the chivalric codes of the Middle Ages, when Page was the term used for a knight's servant, assistant and trainee. Here we see the concept of a learner- the Page would begin training ultimately for knighthood, and would generally come from a noble family. So also there's the sense of a messenger here- the Page would serve as the messenger for his knight, running errands and delivering messages. So, to see a Page is literally to get ready for a message, or to expect a message coming your way. This message, then, can put you in the situation of being a new student- starting to learn something new.
But what about the specific Pages themselves? Well, as we know, there are four, one for each suit. Each one has both the common factor of being in the same court position, and has the unique characteristics of their suit. This gets even more complicated when you consider that there are two levels of meaning in them as well. But never fear, dear reader, I shall guide us through.
First, let's consider the Page of Wands.
As a person, this Page will tend to be emotional, without a trace of callousness. This can be a good thing, and a bad thing. They may tend towards changes of mood, as well, but are optimistic and believe the world is a fundamentally good place. Not a bad attitude to have, all things considered! But this person may tend also to get beaten down over seemingly trivial things, and have a hard time separating their own emotions from the world around them, and get lost in their own ruminations.
Finally, the Page of Pentacles.
In terms of the person the Page represents, this person might tend towards being very serious, and being very industrious, always working and wanting to create something. Though this can be a useful trait, the Page can sometimes become overly serious, perhaps obsessive over the details, and may regard others simply as means to an end, at the cost of friendships or relationships with others. Again, it depends how the energy is directed and nurtured with the Pages.
So from this, to see Pages in a reading indicates forces are working, either out in the open or behind the scenes, and will soon be revealed. The result could be either positive or negative- the message that's coming to you when you see the Page or Pages is that it's up to you what you want to do with this new development. It's an exciting time, full of potential- just be sure that you follow through and feed this potential the energy it needs, and guide it along the right paths.